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Indian Oven: Best Indian of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Indian: Indian Oven Runners-up: Taj Mahal, Taj Palace March 27, 2008 From a great array of homemade breads, like potent onion and garlic naans, to seafood specials such as curried veggies with salmon or giant fresh-water prawns, to a marvelously spicy Lamb Vindaloo, the Indian Oven […]

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Haiku Poetic Art and Food: Best Sushi of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Sushi: Haiku Poetic Art and Food Runners-up: Kooma, Shoku March 27, 2008 Combining an eclectic menu of traditional and contemporary dishes along with great patio views, rotating exhibitions of up-and-coming local artists and paper and pencils for improvised 17-syllable poems, Haiku’s food and atmosphere can, and […]

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Katzinger’s Delicatessen: Best Sandwiches of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Sandwiches: Katzinger’s Delicatessen Runners-up: Panera, Cap City Fine Diner March 27, 2008 When Katzinger’s first opened in 1984, owner Diane Warren could look out from behind the counter at the 32-seat deli and “see the expressions on everybody’s faces, see if they were happy or not,” […]

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Jeni’s Ice Creams : Best Ice Cream of 2008

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The Alive wrote Best of Columbus 2008: Dining Best Ice Cream: Jeni’s Ice Creams Runners-up: Graeter’s, Cold Stone Creamery March 27, 2008 Are some of us starting to take Jeni’s ice cream for granted? Maybe we’ve had it so good for so long we’ve become spoiled with the best. Well, if this is the case, […]

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Black Creek Bistro offers $10 Deals

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The Alive wrote In the Black By G.A. Benton March 27, 2008 In case you’ve totally missed the bistro buzz, Black Creek is a creative restaurant that’s as green as it gets, going so far as raising as many ingredients on its own farm as is possible. The restaurant even recycles used cooking oil to […]

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Wolfgang Puck Express on Lane Avenue

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The Alive wrote Rotisserie league By G.A. Benton March 27, 2008 Wolfgang Puck is an instantly recognizable chef who cemented his name-brand reputation with his L.A. restaurant Spagio. Though some of that famous place’s luster may have faded, the one-time eatery to A-list Hollywood stars helped catapult Puck into multi-business mogul and multi-millionaire status. While […]

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Columbus becomes ‘center’ of wine world

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus becomes ‘center’ of wine world Thursday, March 27, 2008 3:06 AM BY JOE BLUNDO Here’s another way Columbus can market itself: We’re the capital of guilt-free wine drinking. Two experts recently co-wrote a study on the “carbon footprint” of wine. Because shipping wine generates greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming, […]

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